Royersford Considering Burning Ban
Issues with fire pits near rows of homes concern council
Royersford Borough Council discussed the potential for banning fire pits in the borough during Tuesday's meeting.
A complaint from Church Street resident Pauline Steeb led to some talk about fire pits at the last meeting. Steeb brought her concerns to council again on Tuesday night.
"My house smells like it's been on fire," Steeb said. "The smoke comes through the trees and in my windows."
Borough manager Michael Leonard said that the police and the fire marshal were both out to Steeb's neighbor's home this week.
Leonard said in order to force Steeb's neighbor to get rid of the fire pit, the council "would have to ban all fire pits completely." Current ordinances do not ban fire pits.
According to council, that would include fire pits that are both in-ground and freestanding.
Leonard also mentioned the Main Street and Arch Street closings that will begin on Monday.
Council also again discussed a video security system for the borough.
The subject was brought up at the last meeting and council opted then to ask Public Works Director Conrad Bauer to provide a report detailing some of the past costs to repair damage from vandalism and other issues.
Bauer did so, and the consensus among council was to take some time to read the report individually and talk about the system at a future meeting.
"We need to decide if we want to do it all at once or if we want to plan it out and budget for it," Councilman John Kring said.
"If we propose this and get it started we should see it through, and we should realize that they payback is worth the investment."